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Richmond & Danville Rail Trail - Sandy Creek Bridge

Photos 

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in September 2017

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BH Photo #402454

Map 

Description 

Dimensions are estimates

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Sandy Creek on R&DRR/R&D Rail-Trail
Location
Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Central pier collapsed in aftermath of Tropical Storm Michael October 2018; adjoining two arches remain standing for now
History
Believed to have been built 1850s
Railroads
- Rail-to-trail
- Richmond & Danville Railroad (R&D)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 231.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.61214, -79.26077   (decimal degrees)
36°36'44" N, 79°15'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/655539/4053255 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ringgold
Inventory number
BH 78391 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2018: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge pier collapsed in wake of Tropical Storm Michael; still intact but endangered
  • September 14, 2017: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 13, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Richmond & Danville Rail Trail - Sandy Creek Bridge
Posted October 16, 2018, by Daniel

I'm seriously impressed that it's still standing after having lost a pier